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    Please take the time to look over my new and awesome Physical Education  & Health home page! 

    There are many areas to the website that I know you will find great value in. My goal is to make the website not just a tool for me, as the teacher, to connect with parents, but also a learning tool and resource for the students. 


    What is Health?

    Health involves every part of your life! It is a combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being.  It involves the condition of your body, your thoughts and feelings, and the ways in which you relate to other people.  By making wise decisions and practicing healthful behaviors each day, you will be able to achieve a high level of wellness throughout your life!

    Why is Health important?

    When you feel good about yourself, you make better choices and can better meet the goals you set. Your friends and relatives, your talents and activities, and a confident, positive outlook are all parts of the whole that makes you-you! So eat right and stay active to have a good health. 

    What is Physical Education?

    Physical Education (often abbreviated Phys. Ed., P.E., gym or gym class) is a course taken during primary and secondary education that encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting.

    Why is Physical Education important?

    Physical education trends have developed recently to incorporate a greater variety of activities. Introducing students to activities like bowling, walking/hiking, or Frisbee at an early age can help students develop good activity habits that will carry over into adulthood. Some teachers have even begun to incorporate stress-reduction techniques such as yoga and deep-breathing. Teaching non-traditional sports to students may also provide the necessary motivation for students to increase their activity, and can help students learn about different cultures. For example, while teaching a unit about lacrosse (in, say, Arizona, USA), students can also learn a little bit about the Native American cultures of the Northeast and Eastern Canada, where lacrosse originated. Teaching non-traditional (or non-native) sports provides a great opportunity to integrate academic concepts from other subjects as well (social studies from the example above), which may now be required of many P.E. teachers.




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Mrs. Veronica LaPorte Alvarez